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TRE For Children and Parents Together


What is TRE?  TRE teaches children (and parents) a simple to use body-based exercise that evokes the body's own innate spontaneous movements through a natural neurogenic tremoring process and allows you to use them as a self-care that helps promote health benefits, balance, and calmness to the nervous system.  These spontaneous movements the body creates are generated by the nervous system's reflexes and can be used directly to help provide destressing, support, rebalancing, and restoration following stressful days or even following adventurous play.  Best of all, TRE offers a unique self-care and healing opportunity where this process can be experienced together and where each person is able to tend to their own level of need simultaneously.   As a parent, you have a unique opportunity to help normalize this process of self-care behavior in your own household as your child develops. 

With permission from Richard Health/TRE Australia 

Why TRE Works For Children:   TRE can be used as a self-help tool to help a child calm and better balance when they find themselves stressed or needing to restore energy.   Many children already use this mechanism naturally but can be brought to a level of consciousness that they can control and use at will at their discretion.  Learning how to work with their bodies spontaneous movements can be an empowering experience for a child at an early age to know they have a very unique and powerful self-care tool that can provide substantial positive effects of releasing muscular tension and stress when they need it and that also helps them to restore a general sense of ease, clarity, and wellbeing with just a couple minutes of its use.  


The spontaneous movements generated from the TRE process help your child to safety and easily release bottled-up stress and tension that can build over time from stress and life challenges and that can get in the way of feeling safe, comfortable, and present in their bodies - all things that make living as a kid difficult.  It can also help bring better focus to the mind and can be a wonderful alternative tool to helping with managing impulsive and dysregulated behavior at home and in the classroom.  TRE can also enhances recovery and sleep, reduce anxiety, and improve thought processing and concentration when it comes to doing homework or tasks that require prolonged attention.  When used more regularly, TRE can even help your child to improve creativity and performance under pressure due to it's accessibility to access "flow states" and help a child become more flexible and successful with working with uncertainty and unexpected changes in their environment.  All these benefits of course are also available for the parent who also uses this.


Best of all, TRE  works well when shared together and in family groups and promotes a cohesiveness and openness between one another.  Where some children may want to use TRE on their own and develop a greater and more independent relationship with their body, others may wish or be more comfortable with their own family an sibling when using.  For very young children, they can also experience many of the benefits from experiencing this with their parent through direct contact.  A child that often experiences and grows up seeing their parent's having fun and benefiting from using a self-care technique like TRE, is sure to keep it around as a tool they can look to rely on when in need.This makes TRE a great tool to share in together to gain benefits.  Because it is based on natural physiological responses shared by all human begins, this easy to learn technique helps promotes connection when shared together while still allowing each individuals unique experience to be highlighted and experienced as their own.




With permission from Richard Health/TRE Australia 

What Are People Experiencing and What Are The Benefits of TRE?


  • Clarity and Helping Kids Come Back to Present for creativity, self-awareness, and maintaining of focus through releasing of subconscious muscular tension that causes distractions and fatigue

  • Improving Relationships by shifting the nervous system towards more safe, secure, and relational states you child is able to offer more of themselves to friends, family, interests, and their community

  • Listening easier because of the reduction in competing sensations and distractions from an often overprotected and overstimulated nervous system

  • Rebalancing of the Nervous System below level of conscious awareness or control that allows a sense of ease with its use through simple and easy directions of "following" the body vs cognitively directing 

  • Supportive Recovery following stressful events and challenging situations at home or school that often leave a child feeling exhausted, unsupported, or drained 

  • Building Resilience by down-regulating the nervous system and switching off hypervigilance

  • Strengthening Self-Regulation by developing greater capacity when working with challenging behaviors and unpredictable changes outside of control that leads to frustration, stress, and energy imbalances

  • Complements Other Therapies and Physical Exercise such as counseling, cognitive-based therapies, mindfulness, bodywork, rehabilitation programs, and other movement arts like Yoga and Pilates  

  • Optimizing Performance that helps reduce fatigue, improve performance under pressure and tight schedules, and increase problem solving skills.


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